The Arts is vital for a great civilization, but whenever government money starts getting spent, the expenditures are invariably influenced by politics.
Acts of creation become part of the overall drama of survival.
Fitness of various sorts can come in many forms, and as your idea tries to stand on its hind legs its vital to balance your needs to overcome external pressures with your willingness to experiment with structural modifications.
Life of the mind intertwines with life of the senses, but they do not depend on each other. The more a person can incorporate aspects of both, the more a person is empowered to act in the face of the onrushing day. But a life given over to pure information is one abandoned to gray irrelevancy.
Wishing for something better in the future builds emptiness in the present. Working for something better in the present builds something now.
Folk music espouses a world that fundamental believes in peaceful coexistence. It regards an innate nobility and value in people—all people.
But when everything is available all the time, each item in particular matters less and less. It’s the law of supply and demand, the dilemma of tasty food served at an already heavily laden table, the cool drink of water offered in the middle of 40 days of rain.
Boredom suggests a restlessness that must be fed
Inside even the littlest of seeds we find the structure of an entire galaxy, writ with rules, order, and intention, waiting to grow. Not all seeds will do so, however. Most will simply decompose. It's kind of like the creative process, no?
Alas, nothing lasts. Nothing lasts, but we try anyway. We try and we persevere and some of us wouldn’t have it any other way.